Electrical Injuries in the Workplace
The risks of electrical injury vary a great deal from occupation to occupation, but in any workplace where electricity is used, the danger exists. While that may seem like a common sense warning, the nearly universal reliance on electrical power has diminished workers’ awareness of and attention to this invisible safety threat. This creates a hazardous combination of potentially risky behaviors and looming dangers. As a consequence, many employees sustain severe electrical shocks each year that require them to seek medical attention and which may also render them at least temporarily unable to work.
If you have sustained a burn or other injury due to an encounter with an electrical danger in the workplace, we can help you seek the financial compensation that you may be due. Contact the Raleigh workers’ compensation lawyers of Scudder Seguin, PLLC, at (919) 851-3311.
Exposing the Hidden Dangers of Electricity
As children, we are mesmerized by the power of static electricity and may even make a game of using it to ‘shock’ friends and family members. But that first introduction to electrical energy does nothing to prepare one for the effects of a serious shock. Commonplace electronic devices can cause severe internal burns, neurological damage, cardiac arrest, and even death. This makes alertness and proper maintenance immeasurably important. Some of the most frequent sources of electrical shocks include:
- Exposed wiring
- Defective power outlets
- Plugs that are not fully and securely inserted
- Malfunctioning devices and equipment
- Wires struck with drill bits, screws, or nails through the wall
- Overtaxed circuits
The Raleigh workers’ compensation lawyers of Scudder Seguin, PLLC, can help you protect your health, financial security, and legal rights in the aftermath of an electrical injury sustained in the workplace. Contact us today at (919) 851-3311.